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Platform Business Set up Leader

Delft, Holanda do Sul - Explorar localização Gestão de Projetos Tempo inteiro

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You see things a little differently. So do we!
We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us.

About us

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. (Core Business Franchise) owns the IKEA Concept and is the worldwide IKEA franchisor. We are specifically responsible for the IKEA strategic framework, ensuring the IKEA Concept is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up – together with all IKEA trademark users.

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IKEA platforms to connect to more of the many people

Retailing is changing fast and IKEA is taking the next steps to grow in the new retail world that is characterized by ever-changing customer behaviours all over the world .

By adding digital platforms to our omnichannel IKEA concept we can reach and interact with more of the many people where they are and improve their shopping experience.

The assignment is to develop the IKEA Platform Approach to reach people where they are; to reach and interact with the many individuals so that they become IKEA fans and/or part of an IKEA loyalty club; and  to drive traffic to IKEA websites/stores.


  • by co-developing strategy, content areas and customer journeys
  • by co-developing partner setup, process and evaluation
  • By developing platform setup as a part of the IKEA Franchise system
  • by sharing, learning and co-developing the platform, marketplace(s) along the way
  • by conceptualising and making it available for all current and future franchisees where relevant.

Job description

Curious about the role Platform Business Set up Leader?

The Business Set-up Leader is responsible for the successful business setup for the IKEA platform approach, including legal, finance & cost structure, agreements and franchisee relations, :

  • Developing detailed business and financial models, valuation scenarios, and recommendations for potential transactions, working closely with the business support, contractual relations, group finance, legal team and relevant business support team from franchisees for all parts of the IKEA value chain.
  • Leading the business setup agenda to secure  the IKEA platform is integrated into the IKEA existing business and operation model and structure in a nature and mature way.
  • Defining the implication of the IKEA platform approach on different business operation dimensions, including but not limited: brand, risk, finance and tax, Intellectual property, franchise agreement, etc.
  • Supporting to build the business structure of IKEA platform in the whole IKEA eco-systems by working through the right competence within and outside of IKEA.
  • Being responsible for looking into the initiative’s investment and outcome on how it contributes to the IKEA growth, optimal performance and sustained long term profitability, in line with the IKEA objectives and values.
  • Collaborating with product, analytics, technology, legal, finance, and other functional teams to drive deal diligence, integration planning, documentation, and implementation.

What we expect you to bring with you?

  • Documented experiences of working with high interdependencies
  • Good knowledge of finance and tax in a global perspective
  • Sound business case development and approvals skills
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Experience of cross functional stakeholder management
  • Experience in change management and leading influentially
  • Strong commitments to IKEA values and home furnishing business.
  • Knowledge of or deep interest in, the IKEA Range Strategy, the IKEA Concept, the IKEA vision and business idea, IKEA culture & values and the IKEA business model
  • Knowledge of franchise agreement, franchise operation agreements and development agreements
  • Knowledge of the IKEA franchise systems
  • Knowledge of IKEA business operations and its structure


  • Bachelor or Master degree in finance, legal, economics, business administration or related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education/training and work experience.
  • Experience of new business establishment and operation
  • Recent experience from omnichannel retailing or similar experience
  • Finance, business operation and navigation background, or/and legal background
  • Senior leadership experience in a large and international organisation
  • Experience reviewing legal agreements and working with counsel to iterate deal documentation.

More Information

Inter IKEA Systems offers an exciting work environment in a global marketplace with exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. You will be part of a flexible, values-driven and open organisation and get the opportunity to work with a fantastic brand! This is a full time position (40 hours per week). The role is based in Delft in the Netherlands. You will report to the Program Manager.

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English by 30 September 2021. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to come and work with us and why you would be a good fit for this role.